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Carrick on money: Why you shouldn’t give up on gold

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Why you shouldn't give up on gold
The price of gold seemed to hit a wall in the mid-1970s, and then it took off. Read here about how today's situation seems comparable.

Sticking up for boomers
Stop picking on baby boomers, this blogger says in a rebuttal to a column I wrote on how inter-generation tensions between baby boomers and Generation Y may cause the latter group to have problems saving enough for retirement. No acknowledgment here that Gen Y has some challenges, though.

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Trouble ahead for the economy?
Six reasons for caution about the Canadian economy.

OAS changes coming
Starting July 1, you'll have the option to defer the start of Old Age Security benefits for up to five years. Find out here if it might make sense for you to postpone the start of your OAS benefit.

More money
Join the 21,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

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